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Great Oaks

Shortly after your child’s second birthday they make their transition to Great Oaks.  We offer support, as each child becomes an independent learner our free-flow system supports children to make choice about what they do.  We believe that children learn through play and gain the most value from activities, which relate to their current learning interests.  By offering a child centered approach we ensure we offer the children activities, which are engaging, and this therefore provides the best opportunities to learn and develop.


Learning resources are utilized to ensure that all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage are explored.  Children are encouraged to learn through developmentally appropriate planned, purposeful play with a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Activities are carefully planned to take into account the age, ability and aptitude of each individual child. Our named key person system enables us to ensure a planned curriculum tailored to meet the needs of each individual child.  Children are encouraged to progress at their own pace providing firm foundations in preparation for the more formal environment of school.


The nursery comprises three main areas a quiet area, messy area and free play area for small and large group play. Our daily activities and free play cover all aspects of learning.

The children have free access all day to ICT facilities, construction, messy play and make believe to name but a few. All children have access to outdoor play on a daily basis whatever the weather (we provide waterproof suits if raining).

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